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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

When Jennifer Bakody arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she faced the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight c...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Karolyn Smardz-Frost presents: Steal Away Home: One Woman?s Epic Flight to Freedom and her Long Road Back to the South.

Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Tue Feb 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Port Union

In his new book, Straight Talk on Your Money, Doug Hoyes, CA, CPA, skewers 22 of the financial myths that, when followed, lead to financial disaster. Most financial mistakes people make are the result of blindly following con...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bridget Wranich presents:A Taste of History.

Icon of the event Touching Strangers: Being afraid in a hazardous world with author Stacey Madden
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Stacey Madden will be reading from, discussing, and answering questions about his most recent novel, Touching Strangers. December 13, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room B. Ca...

Icon of the event Alison Pick: Strangers with the Same Dream
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Man Booker Prize nominated author Alison Pick on Israel and Palestine, a utopian dream and her new novel,...

Icon of the event The Nitty Gritty of Comics with Megan Kearney
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a special visit with Megan Kearney as part of our Focus on Youth series! Meet award-winning cartoonist and writer Megan Kearney (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Disney Princess) and dive into the nitty-gritty of comic...

Icon of the event A Calendar of Northern Fables with John T. Syrtash
Wed Nov 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where John T. Syrtash will be speaking about his debut novel, A Calendar of Northern Fables. November 1, 2017, 7-8 p.m., Room B. Call 416-395-5440 for more information. Drop in. No registration...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 29